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Agronomy and cropping systems



Bio economy challenges and implementation: the european research organisations perspective

Bioeconomy challenges and implementation: the European research organisations’ perspective


E. Valceschini, P. Bergeret , U. Svedin

Edition 2018

This book focuses on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bioeconomy strategy from a research and education perspective. It draws on contributions presented during the 30th EURAGRI annual conference held in Tartu (Estonia) in September 2016, as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI.


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Évaluer et renforcer les capacités d’adaptation des agriculteurs familiaux

Assess and build up the capacities for adaptation of family farms

The forest populations of eastern Madagascar faced with conservation measures


A. Toillier

Edition 2018

The search for the “sound framework” to reconcile development of family farms and conservation of tropical forests in a context of extreme poverty is still a topical issue. This work shows how assessing the ability of farmers to adapt to the constraints of conservation can identify the various players, activities and territories to be taken into account to design an integrated and sustainable arrangement for agri-forest spaces.


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Services écosystémiques et protection des sols

Ecosystem services and soil protection

Legal analyses and agricultural clarifications


C. Hermon

Edition 2018

Based on analyses by agricultural and legal experts, this work offers food for thought on using the law to include the notion of ecosystem service in soil protection. It has been written as part of the research programme “Soil cultivation, ecosystem services and compensation. Agricultural and legal aspects” within the Institute of legal studies on town planning, construction and environment.


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Le manioc, entre culture alimentaire et filière agro-industrielle

Cassava, from food crop to agribusiness


P. Vernier, B. N’Zué, N. Zakhia-Rozis

Edition 2018

The cassava-processing industry plays a key role in food safety and in the economies in the Global South, mainly in rural areas but increasingly in cities too. Climate change is expected to play an even greater role in world agriculture. This book brings together all of the available knowledge on cassava and highlights the agronomic and commercial issues surrounding this crop. It presents an overview of cassava production worldwide, covering all of the various aspects of the plant (botany, genetics), as well as its main forms of cultivation, its diseases and pests. It describes how to use, consume and process cassava.


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L'histoire de l'Inra, entre science et politique

The history of INRA – science and politics


E. Valceschini, P. Cornu, O. Maeght-Bournay

Edition 2018

Set up during the food crisis in the aftermath of the Second World War, France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) was founded on the notion that public scientific research into the management of life in all its multifarious forms would be of major importance for rebuilding France’s position in the world. This book, based on original documentation and testimonies of the main protagonists, explores the 70 years of the institute’s life, focusing on the interactions between science and politics.


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La photosynthèse

Photosynthesis

Physical, molecular and physiological processes


J. Morot-Gaudry, J. Farineau

Edition 2018

Photosynthesis is a complex phenomenon, involving both physical and biochemical mechanisms. This book sets out the two major phases in the process - luminous and metabolic. A glimpse of exchanges between plants and atmosphere also helps in understanding the role played by environmental factors in photosynthesis. This new edition takes stock of the latest scientific advances in this area.

 

Educational, very well illustrated and with an all-important index, this book is targeting university students, anyone sitting the Capes and teacher recruitment examinations and teachers in agriculture, pharmacy and biology.


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Un défi pour la planète

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Caron, J. Châtaigner

Edition 2017

“Transforming lives while preserving the planet” is the aim of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the global framework for action adopted by all UN member states in September 2015. A critical analysis of each of these objectives, their interactions as well as the contradictions inherent in them.


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Living territories to transform the world

Living territories to transform the world


P. Caron, E. Valette, T. Wassenaar, G. d’Eeckenbrugge, V. Papazian

Edition 2017

What resources underpin the development of a territory? What does territorial management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does territorial organization offer for agricultural production, regulation of sectors, and services? How are territorial public policies conceived and applied? What methods and tools can be used for territorial development? This book presents a wide range of studies illustrating how actors, scales and scopes of intervention interact in the development of rural spaces in countries of the Global South.


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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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Les sols et la vie souterraine

Soils and underground life

Major agro-ecological challenges


J. Briat, D. Job

Edition 2017

Soil composition, functioning and health are influenced by the physical and chemical properties of soils, interactions between plants, soil-dwelling micro-organisms and fauna. This work presents recent advances in this knowledge to support and encourage the development of agro-ecological practices.


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